In 2013, ITA-TTI Lac du Flambeau was established as part of ITA’s Tribal Technology Institute (ITA-TTI). The first ITA-TTI Lac du Flambeau cohort graduated in 2017.
Participation in ITA-TTI Lac du Flambeau requires a significant time commitment. Incoming ITA-TTI Lac du Flambeau students attend a two-week, summer technology day camp held in the Lac du Flambeau community. Students who successfully complete the camp are inducted into the three-year program and receive a personal laptop. During the school year, scholars participate in several weekend cohort meetings, in addition to weekly online academic, pre-college and technology coursework. Each spring, students join their Madison and Oneida counterparts during a visit to the UW-Madison campus for a conference. During the summer before junior year, students complete another two-week day camp in the Lac du Flambeau community. Before senior year, students complete paid internships in which they apply their technology skills and interests by working in real-world settings. Later in the summer, they join their counterparts from Madison and Oneida for a one-week residential camp on UW-Madison’s campus in which they take technology, leadership and college preparation courses.
Over the three years of the program, ITA-TTI Lac du Flambeau students develop a technology portfolio, receive tutoring and mentoring as well as participate in leadership and outreach events.
It all starts with the application! ITA seeks participation from diverse students from the Lac du Flambeau Nation and area school districts who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Each year in early February, ITA-TTI Lac du Flambeau accepts applications from eligible ninth graders until an early March deadline. It is a competitive program and only accepts 15 students per year.
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